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Additive Manufacturing Software: 2022 Roundup of Digital Solution Options

Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing software today does much more than support design and file prep for the process. Supporting workflows, quality management processes, and build simulations, the growth in the last five years has supported the acceleration of applications and enabling more production at scale.

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Mobile Robots for CNC Applications

Automation World

Manufacturing companies are increasingly using mobile robots in CNC operations to move raw materials from storage to machining, transfer cutting tools between a tool room and machines, and deliver semi-finished or finished parts to the next process phase. Factory / Robotics

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Metaverse Solutions For Enterprises

Gary Mintchell

Press releases and extensive news coverage provoked some thinking about the Metaverse and its assorted technologies—Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), eXtended Reality (XR), and Mixed Reality (MR). It’s enough to distort in one’s mind just what is reality.

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Jobs in 2023: Luddites 1 – Robots 0

Chris Hohmann

This is the kind of irony people generally like: a story turning totally differently as expected, in favor of the humble, the weak or the poor. The humble heroes here are the workers, who were told for years that they’ll become redundant as their routine jobs will be taken over by automation, artificial intelligence and … Continue reading Jobs in 2023: Luddites 1 – Robots 0. digital transformation artificial intelligence automation Jobs luddites robot

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How artificial intelligence will impact customer service: 5 Benefits AI has to offer

Robotics Automation News

When we think of customer service, what usually comes to mind are polite and helpful people. But what if technology could do that job? Welcome to the era of artificial intelligence and its impact on customer service.

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Software-as-a-Service and Its Impact on Industrial Software Use

Automation World

As industrial software moves from on-premises to the cloud, the purchase process, updates, data sharing, and application capabilities are all impacted. Process / IIoT

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Changes For Automation Trade Shows

Gary Mintchell

We have two movements on the automation trade show front that are interesting. IMTS, the International Manufacturing Technology Show and formerly the International Machine Tool Show, is a huge event held in September every other year.

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8 Industries Benefiting from Artificial Intelligence Software Right Now

Robotics Automation News

The fast-paced technological advancements of recent years have enabled artificial intelligence (AI) to become an increasingly prominent part of our daily lives, transforming the way we communicate and consume media.

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How Integrators Can Support Sustainability

Automation World

The strong link between system integrators and UN initiatives for sustainability represents not only a responsibility for integrators, but a strong motivation to grow their impact in these areas. Sustainability

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Phoenix Contact acquires iS5 Communications

Gary Mintchell

2023 is starting off with an acquisition news blizzard. OK, not that bad, but here is yet another piece of acquisition news. The Phoenix Contact Group has acquired Canadian company iS5 Communications Inc. based in Mississauga, Ontario.

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AutomationDirect extends its line of high-performance and washdown-duty AC drives

Design World

AutomationDirect has extended its line of WEG CFW500 high-performance AC drives to include more horsepower options. With this addition, the high-performance horsepower ratings have been expanded all the way up to 150 hp.

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Test Automation and CI/CD DevOps in the Automotive Industry

Robotics Automation News

DevOps play a crucial role in software testing in many industries. The same goes for the automotive sector. The DevOps pipeline holds remarkable similarities to how the automobile sector works. Workers neatly assemble different parts to construct an entire vehicle.

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Federal funding unveiled to support women in STEM careers

AU Manufacturing

Over $17.9 million in federal funding has been awarded to 17 projects that support more women to study and build careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. . The grants were awarded as part of the latest round of Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WiSE) program. .

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AVEVA Acquisition By Schneider Electric Is Final

Gary Mintchell

I had one surprise acquisition announcement today. This one is hardly a surprise as it has been underway for some time. Aveva today (Jan. 18, 2023) announced the completion of its acquisition by Schneider Electric. Here are the essential points from the announcement.

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FAULHABER Drive Calculator: A helpful tool for every developer

Design World

The FAULHABER Drive Calculator is the perfect tool for developers to find a suitable drive system for a specific application in record time. It is easy to use and functional.

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Lambert Vet Supply expands Körber relationship to install autonomous mobile robots

Robotics Automation News

Lambert Vet Supply, a distributor of veterinary supplies in the US, has expanded its long-standing partnership with Körber by signing an agreement to deploy 24 autonomous mobile robots by Locus Robotics throughout its newly partnered warehouse network in Dothan, Alabama at Jeffers Pet Supply.

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Global CEO confidence collapses to bleakest record in 12 years

AU Manufacturing

Chief executive officers around the world are expecting a bleak future, with nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of them believing that global economic growth will decline over the next 12 months. .

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Emerson On Another Major Acquisition Hunt

Gary Mintchell

My phone exploded yesterday afternoon with news. Emerson initiating a hostile takeover fight for NI (formerly National Instruments). Right now the figure on the table is $7.6 billion.

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Siemens Digital Industries on sustainable product design

Design World

By Eryn Devola — Vice President of Sustainability for Siemens Digital Industries Design has always been a balance of performance, cost, and quality. But these metrics do not take the full, lifetime environmental impact of a product into account.

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Autonomous car from Italian university wins the racing challenge

Robotics Automation News

A team called PoliMOVE, from Politecnico di Milano in Italy, has won the second annual Indy Autonomous Challenge @ CES. The team’s car reached a maximum speed of 180 mph (290Km/h), a new autonomous speed world record for a racetrack.

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Stacy’s Rise Project announces class of Canadian grant recipients in support of women entrepreneurs

Canadian Manufacturing

SRP Canadian Winners (Photo: CNW Group/PepsiCo Foods Canada) MISSISSAUGA —Stacy’s Pita Chips inaugural Canadian Stacy’s Rise Project class is a grant and mentoring program for women entrepreneurs.

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Relate With People By How They Are Not What They Look Like

Gary Mintchell

This is post number 3,000 on this blog dating back to my experimentation with the genre in 2003 while I was trying to get Automation World off the ground. I have almost 2,900 posts on my other blog focusing on personal development.

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KUKA to showcase automation for human/machine collaboration at ATX West

Design World

During the ATX West 2023 show, KUKA Robotics will showcase several new technologies geared specifically for safely automating manufacturing processes where humans interact with robots on a regular basis.

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Epson signs Motion Automation Intelligence as distributor in central and southeast US regions

Robotics Automation News

Epson Robots, one of the largest robot manufacturers in the world, has signed Motion Ai, a supplier of automation products and motion control solutions, as an official distributor of Epson Robots automation solutions.

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Dynamic Manufacturing India metal cutting machine tool special

Dinesh Mishra

India’s metal-cutting machine tools sector is one of the biggest markets for the global USD 76-B MCMT industry. Local and international players have their hands full catching up with the post-pandemic pent-up demand – a trend reflected in the mega-buzz around IMTEX 2023.

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New Podcast Gary on Manufacturing Released–finally

Gary Mintchell

Yes, after a rest period due to a number of projects, I’ve recorded another podcast–244 Industrial Metaverse. The post New Podcast Gary on Manufacturing Released–finally appeared first on The Manufacturing Connection. Podcast

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rms Company scales medical device production with 3D Systems’ DMP Flex 350 Dual

Design World

3D Systems announced rms Company, one of the largest contract manufacturers of high-quality, tight-tolerance medical devices in the world, has added the DMP Flex 350 Dual to its production workflow.

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Numina launches new automated packing and shipping system

Robotics Automation News

The Numina Group has launched Pakt, which the company describes as “a fully productized pack and ship automation solution, purpose-built for fulfillment operations”.

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Flexible Fixturing for Cobot Welding

Fabricating & Metal Work

Portable welding work cells with perforated fixturing tables enable greater flexibility in shop settings. The evolution of safety standards, intelligent peripherals and ease-of-use tools for collaborative robots are boosting confidence for safe human-robot interaction.

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What is Graphullerene and Why Are Material Scientists Excited About its Properties?

21st Century Tech

A modular form of carbon, graphullerene, made up of layers of fullerenes with graphullerite crystals, has been discovered by researchers at Columbia University.

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How the terabit class of pluggable cables and connectors is advancing

Design World

The world of gigabits began some 25 years ago, with a progression of interface lanes and links — from 100G and 200G to 400G and then 800G using IO standard and proprietary connectors and cables. Believe it or not, gigabit lanes were first used in 1999.

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How Much Does a Drone Light Show Cost?

Robotics Automation News

You couldn’t miss the international drone show trend if you followed social media or watched TV recently: a lot of indoor and outdoor events and ceremonies, such as sports shows, movie premieres, and even local celebrations include this new exciting technology.

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How to Choose the Best Welding Process for Manufacturing

Fabricating & Metal Work

When choosing the right welding process for your needs, it’s important to consider the goals of your operation along with specifics of the job. The right welding process can help reduce weld defects and enhance efficiency and productivity.

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FedDev Ontario invests more than $5.3M in two Windsor, Ont. area manufacturers

Canadian Manufacturing

PHOTO: Manufacturing/Getty Images. OLDCASTLE — On Jan. 16, Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), and Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor–Tecumseh, announced an investment of more than $5.3

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EXAIR’s award winning Intellistat Ion Air Gun

Design World

EXAIR’s Intellistat Ion Air Gun won the 2021 Silver Plant Engineering Product of the Year Award from the Mechanical Category and the Occupation Health and Safety 2021 New Product of the Year Award in the Lab Safety Category.

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Types of Crypto Trading Bots

Robotics Automation News

Crypto trading bots are here to make crypto trading an easy and smooth experience with safety and easy-to-use solutions. What are Crypto Trading Bots? Trading cryptocurrencies is challenging because there are so many variables.

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New Orbital Wrapper Features Dual Dispensing System

Fabricating & Metal Work

Packaging machinery manufacturer TAB Industries, LLC has introduced a dual dispensing system on its TAB Wrapper Tornado orbital wrappers that applies stretch wrap around pallet loads at double the speed of the original models.